We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of our pupils. We expect everyone to share this commitment. View the safeguarding section of our website for more information.
At Bowlee Park, we work with children who have a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Our SEND philosophy places children with SEND at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum and provision is tailored to meet individual children’s needs. All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and pace suitable for their ability. We are committed to:
SEN Information Report
The key information about Special Educational Needs in our school please is set out in the SEND Information Report below.
Special Educational Needs Coordinators
Parents/carers are able to speak to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) for their child at any time by arranging an appointment with the school office. You are also able to book an appointment to speak to your child’s SENCO at our parents’ evenings.
SENCO Nursery and Reception
SENCO Year 1 & 2
SENCO Year 3 & 4
SENCO Year 5
SENCO Year 6
SEN Officer (who supports the SENCOs throughout school)
The school Accessibility Plan and a SEND Guide for Parents can be accessed below.
SEN Guide for Parents
The Department for Education have produced a guide for parents and carers of pupils with SEND. It contain useful information about what you can expect in mainstream schools. It can be accessed below.
Rochdale's Local Offer
Rochdale's Local Offer for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) outlines various forms of support to help your child and is available by clicking on the link below.
Additional support is available from various outside agencies:
SENDIASS offer free, impartial, confidential information and advice for Children and Young People aged 0-25, and their parents or carers; where a child or young person has or may have special educational needs or disability.
They are open from 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday and aim to return calls within two working days. For more information contact us via the chat facility, by email firstname.lastname@example.org , by phone on 01706 769634 or visit our Facebook page.
Rochdale Short Breaks Matrix
Rochdale Borough Council and NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale offer a number of social and leisure short break opportunities for children with disabilities. These services can be accessed through the following link:
Support for Mental Health
If you need support with your child’s emotional health and wellbeing then NHS Pennine Care operate a service called ‘#Thrive’. Details about this service can be found using the link below:
Who can I contact for further information or if I have any issues or concerns?
The first point of contact for anything related to your child’s education is the class teacher. We encourage parents not to wait for the next formal opportunity to meet but to contact us on an ongoing basis. Or, the SENCO/senior leaders can be contacted directly to discuss your concerns.
SENCO for children in Nursery and Reception - Mrs Crombie
SENCO for children in Year One and Year Two - Mrs Metcalfe
SENCO for children in Year Three and Year Four - Mr Turner
SENCO for children in Year Five - Mr Fairhurst
SENCO for children in Year Six - Mrs Taylor